Wednesday, November 30, 2016

ABC WEDNESDAY--"U" is for "utensils'


Utensils and maybe 'unexpected,' too.  Had a cup of coffee with a friend and spotted these utensils, napkins, and oil and vinegar on my way out.

See other Us on Mrs. Nesbitt's ABC WEDNESDAY.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Neither rain nor snow nor dark of night....


"Neither rain nor snow nor dark of night...."   So goes the US Post Office's motto that their couriers will not be deterred by the elements.

The same could be said for some stalwart chess players in Kalemegdan Park.

Snapped this photo of chessmen all set up by a fellow who went off to find something dry to sit on.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Church tower



Overcast it was yesterday morning, though it cleared up later. This is the tower of the Serbian Orthodox Church of St. Michael the Archangel  in the center of Belgrade,  situated in the old part of the city.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

SHADOW SHOT SUNDAY---the walker...


A bit mysterious, I think. You can't tell if he's coming toward you or walking away. Only I know, hee, hee.

See other shadows on SHADOW SHOT SUNDAY.

Friday, November 25, 2016

SKYWATCH--sunset on Ada Ciganlija


Ada Ciganlija, or Gypsy (river) Island is actually now a peninsula.  Beautiful sunset here....

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Thursday, November 24, 2016

The Struggle---and the chess players


I was kind of hoping the fellow  on the left would sit down at the chess table behind the statue of The Struggle and play so that I could say the statue was struggling and so were the players; each trying to win.

But he stood....

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

ABC WEDNESDAY--"T" is for "temptation"


Maybe it's because I'm currently following  a diet that allows  no sugar or wheat flour that I find myself drawn to bakery windows....

Which one do you want?  You  can eat one for me, too...

See other "T" words on Mrs. Nesbitt's ABC WEDNESDAY.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Sittin'


This lady is sitting just outside Belgrade's Geological University.  Not sure why, unless she's waiting for someone.  Red hair, red lipstick, red boots!

Monday, November 21, 2016

Sunday, November 20, 2016

SHADOW SHOT SUNDAY--last winter....



Been pretty busy these days.....this is one from my archives from last winter.  Chilly day in the park, with a bit of snow...

See other shadows on SHADOW SHOT SUNDAY.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

WEEKEND REFLECTIONS--red, white, and blue


Building rooftops across the street are reflected in the windows of Belgrade's Youth Center.



See other reflections on WEEKEND REFLECTIONS.

Friday, November 18, 2016

SKYWATCH--rising out of the mist


The top of a tower on the New Belgrade side of the Sava River rises out of the mist....

See other skies on SKYWATCH.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

WEEKEND REFLECTIONS: Tesla had it right



Nikola Tesla was right about a lot of things, and this quote rings very true with all that's wrong with the world.

Sad, but true.

See other reflections on James' WEEKEND REFLECTIONS.

Monday, November 14, 2016

MONDAY MURALS--Karadjordje?


Eye-catching mural of, I believe, Đorđe Petrović the founder of modern Serbia,   "Black George", who lived from 1768 to 1817.

See other murals on MONDAY MURALS.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

SHADOW SHOT SUNDAY--red lamp in the shadows...


There's a restaurant in a park I often pass by and sometimes at night, which was the case here. It looks so mysterious...

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Saturday, November 12, 2016

Friday, November 11, 2016

SKYWATCH--upstream a bit


A mournful late afternoon a bit upstream on the Danube from Belgrade.

See other skies on SKYWATCH.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Sample?


This man was offering some of his homemade cheese (similar to Greek feta) on a mountainside in southwest Serbia.

Tasty it was.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

ABC WEDNESDAY--"R" is for "revelry"


These fellows in the small town of Cajetina (CHY-yeh-tee-na) in southwest Serbia are either on their way to or coming from a wedding.

Serbian weddings are full of all kinds of fanfare and revelry, and in the countryside, that often includes firing off guns....notice the holes in the flag....

See other Rs on Mrs. Nesbitt's ABC WEDNESDAY.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Through a dirty window


It was balmy enough the other day for a friend and me to sit outdoors.  This Papillon's owner preferred to sit indoors, so this little chap had to peer through a not-so-clean window.

Monday, November 7, 2016

MONDAY MURALS--Custom-made shirts


Not that cats wear shirts, but if they did, they might choose the shop whose entrance is on the left.

The button eye kind of troubles me....

See other murals on MONDAY MURALS.

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Friday, November 4, 2016

SKYWATCH--the fort within a fort


Something's brewing in the sky....but no horrible weather yet.  In the foreground is a bronze model of part of Kalemegdan's fortress as it once was.

See other skies on SKYWATCH.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Feeding the pigeons



I remember feeding the pigeons and the squirrels in a park in my home town.  I never see many children doing that here, but many older citizens share their stale bread with the birds.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

ABC WEDNESDAY--"Q" is for "quiet observers'


Two ladies enjoying a smoke and a cocktail furtively observe this young man and his pizza....hungry maybe.

See other Qs on Mrs. Nesbitt's ABC WEDNESDAY.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

THEME DAY--OUT OF FOCUS


November's theme day is Out of Focus and here's mine, taken a while ago when it was raining (weather's great now, but nippy).

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SKYWATCH--Air Serbia

 That's  Nikola Tesla  hitching a ride on this Air Serbia flight, which was returning to Belgrade's airport named after him. I hope ...